Sweet Virginia

Sweet Virginia


Jon Bernthal, Rosemarie DeWitt, Imogen Poots, and Christopher Abbott star in this gritty Alaskan-set neo-Western.... More

"A burglary-homicide rattles the residents of a small Alaska town, in particular two women made widows by the crime and their mutual friend, Sam, the proprietor of the local motor lodge. Sam is an outsider himself, a former rodeo champ all too happy to leave the jolt and violence of the ring behind. So when his guests prove unruly or a stranger reaches out to him, reluctance is his natural response. Secrets are revealed, violence increases, and the people in town act more unhinged. His hesitancy — and his willingness to move past it — becomes the lynchpin for his survival." (Tribeca Film Festival)Hide

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  • This taut drama exists in a timeless noir territory, a world of free-floating dread and dashed hopes where mood supersedes specifics of time and place. Full Review

  • Part neo-noir, part latter-day Western, this exceptional indie thriller delivers well-acted character insights amid its shadowy, small-town Alaskan setting. Full Review

  • The cast and creators of "Sweet Virginia" dig underneath flat pulp conventions and find the real pain and emotional instability at their roots. Full Review

  • A twisty, small-town thriller that blooms in the shadows and shies from the light, "Sweet Virginia" marshals a relentlessly threatening mood from dangerous secrets and unpleasant surprises. Full Review

  • NPR

    ...the movie is driven less by action than by the expertly paced buildup of pervasive unease among friends and family of the deceased. Full Review

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